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Cheap Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles, CA, United States - SAN to LAX Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:40 AM

Popular flights from San Diego to Los Angeles Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:40 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $213
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 29, 2016 $213
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 4, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $210
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 4, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $210

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Diego to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $213.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $398 $495
7-14 days $252 $418
14-21 days $213 $362
21-30 days $213 $255
30-60 days $213 $296
60-90 days $213 $291
90+ days $210 $294

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$213 $213 $213 $213 $213 $213 $213

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Diego Los Angeles American 5/31/16 6/8/16 0 $323
June San Diego Los Angeles American 6/14/16 6/26/16 0 $213
July San Diego Los Angeles United 7/31/16 8/9/16 0 $213
August San Diego Los Angeles American 8/2/16 8/16/16 0 $213
September San Diego Los Angeles American 9/4/16 9/21/16 0 $210
October San Diego Los Angeles American 10/19/16 10/25/16 0 $212
November San Diego Los Angeles American 11/30/16 12/7/16 0 $210
December San Diego Los Angeles American 12/2/16 12/11/16 0 $213

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)

Your San Diego to Los Angeles flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $290.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $213.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Nonstop Flight Details from San Diego to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 06:20 20:50
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 06:20 21:03
United 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 06:50 18:54

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Diego to Los Angeles. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $156.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $213.

San Diego to Los Angeles Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average San Diego to Los Angeles flight time is an hour.
Question: How many miles are there between San Diego and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to Los Angeles is 108 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 116 direct flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: American Airlines provides 36% of the non-stop flights between San Diego and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ

Airlines Flying from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX) Number of flights searched: 42Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:40 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Diego to Los Angeles with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.

San Diego to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Diego and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Diego - SAN

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Santa Barbara to Los Angeles United $161
Palomar to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Palm Springs to Los Angeles American, United $370
Ontario to Los Angeles American, United $360
Yuma to Los Angeles American, Alaska $252
Santa Ana to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Burbank to Los Angeles American, United $342
Long Beach to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Los Angeles to Long BeachCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Burbank American, United $412
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $130
Los Angeles to San Diego American, Alaska, United $210
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $75
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $284
Los Angeles to Ontario American, Alaska, United $413
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Los Angeles to Santa AnaCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $129
Palm Springs to Burbank American, Alaska, United $436
Palm Springs to Long BeachCheck Dates
Santa Ana to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $530
Ontario to Burbank American, United Check Dates
Santa Ana to BurbankCheck Dates

Cheap International Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to Los Angeles Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $411
Mexicali to Los Angeles American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $634
Cheap Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $210 Round trip from SAN to LAX